Filmmaking Teacher Resources
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A Curriculum for Digital Media Creation
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Consumer technology has made it possible for filmmakers to create entire movies from the comfort of their home computer. Guide high school film buffs through the process of designing a documentary with an extensive unit published by...
The Day The Earth Stood Still: The Filmmaking Process
6th - 10th CCSS: Adaptable
How are films made? As part of their study of film, middle schoolers investigate the pre-production, production, and post-production process and consider the role of the director, the screenwriter, production designer, cinematographer,...
"The Beaches of Agnes": Planning a Video Self Portrait
11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Agnes Varda’s autobiographical “The Beaches of Agnes,” models for young filmmakers the cinematic self-portrait. Far from “old and plump,” Varda is a giant of filmmaking and will inspire your pupils. After watching a clip of this famous...
Pitching and Pre-Production
8 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Do you have a brilliant idea for a movie? Where does it take place? Who should star in it? Who will want to see it? Filmmakers must consider these questions and more as they pitch their film ideas. Explore the art of pitching a film, as...
Writing a Narrative Movie Script with the Use of a Viewfinder
5th - 9th
And...action! Turn your middle schoolers into filmmakers with this writing and visual arts lesson. After reading Monster by Walter Dean Myers, they create a viewfinder using an empty toilet paper roll to make a storyboard for their...